The Buccaneers offense wasn't the only thing running wild at training camp on Tuesday, so was Hulkamania, and that's because Hulk Hogan decided to make an appearance at Tampa Bay's practice.
As soon as Hogan showed up, he instantly became the most popular person in the building. After the Bucs were done practicing, multiple players were itching to get a picture with the man who is arguably the world's most famous wrestler.
No one was more excited to meet @HulkHogan than @MrGetFlee99. “He's the reason I eat my vegetables and say my prayers," Curry said. @Beau_Allen thinks they'd make a good tag team. “Vinny's stage name is ‘Flee' and I'm the... https://t.co/y80vK6kEd0 pic.twitter.com/MTPjY5xvxR— JennaLaineESPN (@JennaLaineESPN) August 7, 2018
Buccaneers defensive end Vinny Curry was so excited to meet Hogan that he was actually shaking.
"I'm glad nobody saw that I was shaking," Curry said after practice, via ESPN.com. "That was my childhood hero."
During his heyday in the WWE back in the mid-1990s, Hogan would implore children to say their prayers and eat their vitamins. Apparently, Curry and teammate Evan Smith were watching a lot of wrestling back then, because they followed all of Hogan's advice.
"He's the reason I eat my vegetables and say my prayers," Curry said. "Take your vitamins and say your prayers, brother!"
Smith also was big on the vitamins.
"I told him I definitely took my vitamins as a kid," Smith said. "He was like, 'I could tell!'"
Before leaving the Bucs' facility, Hogan got a picture with Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston, which led to quite the reaction on Twitter.
As you probably know, Winston hasof the season for inappropriately touching an Uber driver. As for Hogan, he's had to deal with a couple of recent controversies himself, including a 2014 situation where he was fired by World Wrestling Entertainment and kicked out of the WWE Hall of Fame after a tape emerged where Hogan used several racially-charged words.
Here's how Twitter reacted to the picture of Hogan and Winston.
Jameis Winston and Hulk Hogan in the same photo, what could possibly go wrong— Antwan V. Staley (@antwanstaley) August 7, 2018
Did nobody in Buccaneers PR department think hey this is a bad idea?— Kyle Carr (@KyleCoche) August 7, 2018
Jameis: “Hi I’m-“— X (@XLNB) August 7, 2018
Hulk: “My daughter would love you.”
Oh, this has a chance to be meme of the year...— S. Thomas III (@EsquireTIII) August 7, 2018
Hogan was eventually reinstated. As for Winston, although he's suspended, he's allowed to practice with the team through the preseason, including all of training camp.